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Experimental
by Alex Magno - May 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The most experimental candidacy in the last election is being ignored in all the usual discussion panels on mainstream media.
Otso-pwera
by Alex Magno - May 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Whatever surprises there were in the recently concluded polls happened at the local level. Several powerful political clans were thrown out of power.
Slower
by Alex Magno - May 14, 2019 - 12:00am
When the politicians were squabbling among themselves, trading charges about “pork” inserted into the 2019 national budget, the economic managers warned that our economic growth could decelerate by as...
Incumbents
by Alex Magno - May 11, 2019 - 12:00am
The political class will always be with us – for better or for worse.
Bikoy
by Alex Magno - May 9, 2019 - 12:00am
The plot is not only becoming thicker. It is becoming more and more surreal by the day.
Upgrade
by Alex Magno - May 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Globally respected credit rating agency Standard and Poor’s recently raised the country’s sovereign debt ratings to BBB+.
Catholic
by Alex Magno - May 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Is there a Catholic vote?
Health
by Alex Magno - May 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Politicians running for office love talking about – and claiming credit for – the newly minted universal health care bill.
Civilizational
by Alex Magno - April 30, 2019 - 12:00am
One might think this age has become numb to mass murder. Gruesome fanatical attacks seem to happen every few weeks.
Gaming
by Alex Magno - April 27, 2019 - 12:00am
With casinos mushrooming everywhere and online gaming proliferating, it is probably a good time to drastically review the governance framework for gaming in the country.
Warranty
by Alex Magno - April 25, 2019 - 12:00am
People are understandably on edge. We face what seems to be a swarm of quakes.
Contrived
by Alex Magno - April 23, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Finance has taken great pains to demonstrate that the provisions contained in loan agreements entered into with China are standard.
Redemption
by Alex Magno - April 18, 2019 - 12:00am
I know this might be unseasonal. But I really have to write about this.
Speakership
by Alex Magno - April 16, 2019 - 12:00am
With elections a week away, key political players are moving to secure their places in the post-midterm power arrangement.
Veto
by Alex Magno - April 13, 2019 - 12:00am
This is the latest iteration of our long saga with congressional pork: President Duterte could veto the entire 2019 budget bill.
Dynasts
by Alex Magno - April 11, 2019 - 12:00am
For years, we have tried passing an Anti-Dynasty Law with no success to speak of. In this election, it seems the “dynasties” are asserting themselves with a vengeance.
HELE
by Alex Magno - April 9, 2019 - 12:00am
In energy, as in water, our planning authorities could be running well behind the curve.
Overspending
by Alex Magno - April 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Each election year, the country’s Gross Domestic Product receives a boost from election-related spending.
Diverted
by Alex Magno - April 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Several years ago, former president Noynoy Aquino promised Cavite residents he would throw himself under a rushing train if the LRT-1 extension project is not completed by 2013. It is now 2019. Not one additional...
Drought
by Alex Magno - April 2, 2019 - 12:00am
This will not be a happy year for our farmers.
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